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October 25, 2020

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Every year the New Jersey Beach Buggy Assn. supplies the

Governor's Cup with the Judges from our Membership.


If you would like to volunteer as a Judge, and you are a member in good standing, a great time is had by all. Yes we need to be there by 4:30am and yes it is dark. There is a fuel stipend of $15.00 and $8.00 for food voucher. A beach buggy is not required and if you like a temporary beach driving permit is available.


All Judges to meet at Park Office 4:30am

Contact: Kyren Dooley




Register now to fish in the 29th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament!
Enjoy fishing with your family and friends on Island Beach State Park’s beautiful beaches. Register early to save on registration, be eligible for additional prizes and head directly to the beach the day of the tournament!

Registration can be found at https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/gsft.htm

Registration Form:


Visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/gsft.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife for more information, including all winners since 1992, for the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament.


The event is sponsored by the NJDEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Division of Parks and Forestry, the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, the Jersey Coast Anglers Association, and the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association.

Along with the tournament prizes offered, the registration forms of pre-registrants and same-day entrants are placed into special drawings for additional prizes.

To date, the tournament has raised more than $130,000 for conservation projects and improved beach access. Funds have been used for the purchase of specialized beach wheel chairs that provide beach access for the disabled and elderly at IBSP; educational displays in the Interpretive Center at IBSP; a beach access ramp connecting parking area A7 to the beach at IBSP; an automatic heart defibrillator unit for IBSP; two mobile fishing equipment trailers with rods and reels for use in fishing education programs throughout the state; and educational materials/field study equipment for various environmental education programs.

Overall fish length determined the grand prize winner, as well as place winners for each of the species categories. This past year there were winning fish tied in length in two categories; tournament rules dictate that the first-caught and checked-in fish places higher. There were categories for children, teen and adult anglers, including sub-categories for male and female anglers.



2019 Governs Cup


Anglers enjoyed a beautiful day fishing the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament at Island Beach State Park on Sunday. John Kolacy won the Tournament with a 37 ½”striped bass and Toms River South High School won the High School Team Category with a 26 ¼” bluefish! By Robert Conover Jr.


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NJBBA and NJ Division of Wildlife 2019 Governors Cup